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of superstorm sandy. this is how republican peter king responded this morning. >> john boehner has been personally helpful over the years, so it pains me to say this, but the fact is, the dismissive attitude that was shown last night towards new york, new jersey, connecticut, typifies, i believe, a strain in the republican party. we cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> now, unfortunately, these leaders will still need to work together, and soon. with one deadline down last night, the president has already begun positioning himself for the next fight. >> we'll negotiate over many things. i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed. let me repeat. we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. >> the debt ceiling is coming, the sequesters are coming. cue the next countdown clock. joining us now from washington, the sage of capitol hill, hardest-working man in news business, nbc's luke russert. the first question i have to ask
package for victims of superstorm sandy. peter king called it inexcusable and indefensible. we cannot walk away from our responsibilities. a new poll found that 77% of americans say that the way politics works in washington is causing serious arm to the country. as we mentioned, president obama is on board air force one this very moment headed back to hawaii to rejoin his family on vacation. if you're wondering what it cost to ply air force one from andrews air force base to hawaii one way, the answer, $1.8 million. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now it's back to work and back to school for millions of us across the country. let me get you up the date and out the door with the weather forecast it was cold over the holiday yesterday it remains that way in many spots. very cold. one of the coldest mornings we've seen in areas yet like boston, with a windchill of 5. not much better from chicago to the plains. there's not much rain or snow out there. it's a quiet day. only a little bit of rainfall headed up through the carolinas. we got soaked yesterday northern alabama, m
off until the new congress arrives tomorrow. that includes a bill to help those effected by superstorm sandy. a package was passed last week by the senate, now lawmaker also have to start the process from scratch because legislation does not carry over from the last congress to this new one. for those hit hardest by the storm, the frustration was bipartisan. >> this congress is apparently leaving town without responding to that emergency. there's not one of us, not one of us in this congress that could not be in the same position. and i'm deeply disappointed, mr. speaker. and the people who have been damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry. >> we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. the people are out of their homes. the people who are cold. the people without food. the people who lost their jobs. they don't have time to wait. >> to ignore it, to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens, unprecedented, they should reconsider or hang their heads in shame. >> for us in the n
of superstorm sandy? >> absolutely not. i haven't heard of any organized effort. i heard some of my colleagues on the republican side say they'd like to give a lot less than the $60.4 billion. but we thought we had the votes that would pass the amendment to make it a $60.4 billion bill. >> thank you. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >>> up next, hillary clinton's expected to make a full recovery after doctors discovered a blood clot near her brain. the same might not be true of her harshest critics who accused her of faking illness to avoid testifying about benghazi. that's ahead. this is "hardball," the place for politics. i called the car myself. i'll give you a lift, sir. who are you again? daniels, sir. accounts. who's this? this is daniels. key player over in accounts. ♪ daniels. director of accounts. [ male announcer ] the all-new nissan sentra. [ daniels ] good luck in there! c'mon, daniels. you're vp of accounts aren't you? [ male announcer ] it makes a powerful first impression. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ innovation that excites. it
they're going approve a superstorm sandy package of relief. why wouldn't they? and to have this delay go off the clock is a further wounding of the party. >> it is. and like you just said, michael, it's self-inflicted. i think everybody bipartisanwise would say this is going to happen. why are we delaying it? let's get it done. you've heard the rhetoric back and forth of the senate bill coming over here. and i think the -- what we have in place here in the house, we're actually going to clean that up. make it disaster related. take all the pork, take those senate earmarks out of there. make it a clean bill and do what it's intended to do. help the people. my constituents. the residents of new jersey, new york. that's what the job is and putting this off is only going to hurt us in the long run. michael, i know you know the delaware region well. the jersey shore is a billion dollar industry. if that's not close to up and running when it comes spring and summertime, that's going to take a hit. >> let me ask a question about your governor. soon chris christie will stand for re-election.
as well as andrew ross sorkin. sup superstorm sandy climate change. >> that made that an impact on the last week of the election as well. >> i think so, joe. what happened after sandy, during sandy, to the lives of so many people on long island and new jersey, elsewhere, in an odd way is tied into the topic of 47% remark mitt romney made. a campaign -- in my memory, i can't recall a campaign so staggeri staggeringly incompetent at the level of responding to things. months went by and before it was released, the 47% comment was released, i can't get over the fact the campaign was so in competent they ran for months without any knowledge or attachment to the emotional lives of voters. what happened with bain and attacks on bain and thus on romney is that people make links, emotional link, bain, they took the factory and someone else took my house. other forces are taking my children's futures. when sandy occurs, that's part of it, you know, my house is gone. part of my life is gone. >> you're right. >> the emotional lives of voters they completely missed. >> did they run this in a
and new york who went through this hideous, this horrible superstorm sandy and now don't have the relief and congress goes home? >> well, you're absolutely right. it is incomprehensible. you're right. in vermont we suffered, and now in new jersey and new york people are suffering. but as you know, we passed an emergency relief program, disaster relief program, for sandy. we passed it in the senate. >> i know you did. >> our republican friends in the house chose not to do with it -- to deal with that issue, and i think that is a real tragedy. >> senator, thanks for joining us today. again, happier 2013 to you. >> happy new year to you as well. >> thanks. >>> stocks are soaring, first trading day of the new year, the market is buoyed by a better than expected report. joining me, ruth marcus, also greg yip. welcome both. the markets just reacting to this last-minute deal? other fundamentals that you are looking at? >> mostly it is the deal. the deal does three things that the markets are happy about, number one, taxes in the new year, number two, removes some of the uncertainty about fiscal
will blow in and cause damage becomes a lot higher. a lot more water comes in. superstorm sandy was, you know, sort of case in point, an example of that. >> why is this happening? is there anything that we can do to reverse it? >> there's nothing we can do to reverse it. at this point the consensus is very, very clear. the warming is being caused by fossil fuel pollution, carbon dioxide emissions that is burning of coal, burning of oil, burning of natural gas. that carbon pollution, those greenhouse gases are the primary contributor to this warming and the warming that is projected is baked into the atmosphere at this point. it's not good news. >> if people want to read more, where can they find out more about this? >> well, i cover it regularly at nationaljournal.com. i've got a lot of coverage of all of the latest findings and real world impacts of what they mean. >> coral davenport, thank you for being here this morning. >> sure. thanks for having me. >>> we're about to wrap this hour of "weekends with alex witt." thank you for joining me. but straight ahead, more smart political talk
to which he's referring, that could be a failure to vote on a relief package for superstorm sandy. the vote was abruptly pulled back by speaker boehner last night delaying the bill until the 113th congress which convenes tomorrow. gop leadership apparently determined the house shouldn't even try for $60.4 billion in new spending on a night it added $4 trillion to the deficit. and congressman king is not the only one outraged that politics took precedence over people. >> republicans in congress brought this house to a new low last night. >> we're all hit hard enough with the recession. on top of that now we have to deal with the anxiety and the failure of congress to act. >> talk to the people. look into their eyes. understand their needs. come walk with me, mr. speaker. >> this is time to stop debating and take the gloves off. jersey style. >> and speaking of jersey style, governor chris christie came out swinging this afternoon. >> shame on you. shame on congress. on a political chess board of internal palace intrigue politics, our people were played last night as a pawn. and that's why pe
aide to victims of superstorm sandy. i'm joined by john yarmouth, a member of the budget committee. congressman, i want to play a little bit more. i was struck by this. i want to play a little bit more of your colleagues reacting to the bill on hurricane sandy relief not being brought up. let's play a little bit more of that. and we'll talk about it. >> i am deeply zpoe lly disappo. speaker. >> to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens, unprecedented, disgusting, unworthy of the leadership of this house. >> absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. >> i'm usually proud of this house. tonight i am ashamed. shame on you, mr. speaker. >> sort of a rare bit of bipartisanship, there speaker. you had peter king, a republican, eliot dangel there, a democrat. was this a mistake to end the 112th congress on this note? >> well, certainly, i think it would have been much more reasonable to try and pass the relief measure. there was a little bit of technical problem there in that the house was dealing with two separate measures, so there was some question as to whether the s
extra funding for superstorm sandy. they deal with working on the wireless surveillance from the bush era, reauthorizing that. the senate floor is active with a the lot of other things they have to get done. the house will come back on sunday and be in session on sunday. they were told to be prepared to go through january 2nd when their term ends. there are a lot of members who aren't coming back in january. there will be that transition. when you walk around here, mike, you have boxes in hallways, office chairs in the hallway. people are moving, so there are members who don't have an office anymore but here to vote to wait on whatever might happen. it's a time of transition. we were looking back. for a lame duck to be back between christmas and new year's, it hasn't happened since nixon was in office. sometimes they come back when it's not an end of term year, but that's a long time. it gives you an idea how unusual it is to spend the holidays right here at capitol hill. >> kelly o'donnell, thanks as always. we appreciate it. >> you bet. >> it's the chairs in the hallway of the depar
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